Raymond Westland


Guitar virtuoso and devil-do-all Misha Mansoor caused quite a stir with Periphery’s self-titled debut. They’re seen as one of the leaders of the so-called djent genre. Let’s see whether he’s able to maintain his position as one of the leading djent minds with the release of the second Periphery record, simply entitled II.

Saint Vitus is a band with a legendary status within the doom metal community. Returning with a new album after many years of absence is like walking in a mine field. The slightest misstep and your status as legendary band is tarnished beyond repair. Let’s see what Wino and Co scraped off the bottom this time around.